Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Intensions: intensions are reference objects resulting from a linguistic description, in contrast to the material objects (extensions) that may differ therefrom, whether due to inaccuracies, or by the use of indexical expressions. Examples of intensions are “the oldest person in the room”, “the winner”, “John's favorite quote”, “the one who violates the speed limit”. See also morning star/evening star, extensionality, extension.

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K. Glüer, Davidson zur Einführung, 1993
apropos Glüer II 38
Intension: e.g. evening star/morning star - e.g. burglar/father

Intension/truth value/Davidson: e.g. "notes" is intensional: i.e. not a truth-functional operator, i.e. when you attach material equivalent sentences, the results may have different truth values.


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D I
D. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D III
D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D IV
D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-11-21